I’m not writing to you from Ireland (I wish!), but I was going through old photos and was struck once again by the beauty of this country. I’m putting together a guide on road tripping through Ireland–so you can expect that soon–but for now here are a few photos that I guarantee will put your wanderlust in overdrive. And a ‘virtual’ trip through Ireland wouldn’t be complete without a few Irish proverbs to guide your way!
A GOOD LAUGH AND A LONG SLEEP ARE THE TWO BEST CURES FOR ANYTHING.
NEVER APPROACH A BULL FROM THE FRONT, A HORSE FROM THE REAR, OR AN IDIOT FROM ANY DIRECTION!
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, DO IT LIKE YOUR WIFE TOLD YOU TO!
MAY NEIGHBORS RESPECT YOU, TROUBLE NEGLECT YOU, THE ANGELS PROTECT YOU, AND HEAVEN ACCEPT YOU.
MAY THE ROOF ABOVE YOU NEVER FALL IN, AND THOSE GATHERED BENEATH IT NEVER FALL OUT.
MAY YOU BE POOR IN MISFORTUNE, RICH IN BLESSINGS, SLOW TO MAKE ENEMIES, AND QUICK TO MAKE FRIENDS!
MAY YOUR HOME ALWAYS BE TOO SMALL TO HOLD ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS.
LOSE AN HOUR IN THE MORNING AND YOU’LL BE LOOKING FOR IT ALL DAY.
MAY MISFORTUNE FOLLOW YOU THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND NEVER CATCH UP.
IF YOU BUY WHAT YOU DON’T NEED YOU MIGHT HAVE TO SELL WHAT YOU DO.
MAY YOUR THOUGHTS BE AS GLAD AS THE SHAMROCKS. MAY YOUR HEART BE AS LIGHT AS A SONG. MAY EACH DAY BRING YOU BRIGHT, HAPPY HOURS THAT STAY WITH YOU ALL THE YEAR LONG.
BETTER GOOD MANNERS THAN GOOD LOOKS.
MAY YOU GET ALL YOUR WISHES BUT ONE, SO YOU ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO STRIVE FOR.
MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CLEAN SHIRT, A CLEAR CONSCIENCE, AND ENOUGH COINS IN YOUR POCKET TO BUY YOU A PINT!
What are your favorite Irish proverbs? I’d love to hear!
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!
This Post Has 5 Comments
BARBARA MURPHY22 Aug 2015
What a great post. Beautiful photos and interesting proverbs to go with them.
Traveling Chic22 Aug 2015
Cayce23 Aug 2015
Love these proverbs/photos! Thanks for sharing.
Christel9 Aug 2016
Just discovered your blog and your lovely pictures of Ireland. Really like it !
Traveling Chic21 Aug 2016